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Saints Row 4

Postby Mister Fiend » 13 Jun 2013, 09:35

http://youtu.be/DJ-NcnVHzIo

I can't say I like the direction this series has taken. I loved SR2 so damn much, but I don't even recognize this series anymore.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Lurkon » 13 Jun 2013, 10:19

As someone who's first intro to the franchise was Saints Row: the Third, though, I'm so ready for this. I LOVED SR3, and this looks AMAZING.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Master Gunner » 13 Jun 2013, 12:46

....huh.

Even having only played Saints Row III before (no Playstation), that seems...out there.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Keab42 » 13 Jun 2013, 13:06

SR2 was fun, albeit with shonky controls on the PC. SR3 was hilarious, I'm thinking SR4 might be the shark jumper, though knowing SR that will probably be a mission somewhere...
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Lurkon » 13 Jun 2013, 13:13

Keab42 wrote:SR2 was fun, albeit with shonky controls on the PC. SR3 was hilarious, I'm thinking SR4 might be the shark jumper, though knowing SR that will probably be a mission somewhere...


I... I might be disapointed if this isn't a mission, now...
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Mister Fiend » 13 Jun 2013, 13:42

The PC version of SR2 was crap, the console version was better. I'd be fine with this if they transitioned from the Saints Row franchise into a new one. I miss my not entirely serious open world crime game. This is just too much.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Jamfalcon » 13 Jun 2013, 13:53

I started with the second one, (still haven't actually finished the third) and I have to agree. The parody of the former was, to me at least, a lot more fun than the absurdity of the latter.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Darkobra » 13 Jun 2013, 14:15

I've only played the third. This year. And I finished it all. I loved it. And looking at this trailer, I think I'm going to love this game! I like a game that doesn't take itself too seriously while being a parody even of ITSELF!
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby JackSlack » 13 Jun 2013, 14:52

It's basically the Evil Dead of videogames.

Evil Dead and Saints Row 1 were mostly serious attempts at the genre.
Evil Dead 2 and Saints Row 2 were comedic interpretations of the genre that played mostly for laughs while still holding true to the genre as a whole.
Army of Darkness and Saints Row: The Third ditched the original naming scheme in some way, moved to being a parody of the genre more than an honest attempt at it, and were fun, but not quite "there" in a way the second was.

So, what would Army of Darkness 2 have been like, I wonder?

Anyway anyway. I'm not as harsh. To be honest, I find some stuff to like here. The focus of Saints Row: The Third's marketing (and to a large extent, gameplay) was all "Haha, dildo! Nutshots! Quirky Japanese mascot! We're hilarious!" which is fine and all, but isn't the true appeal of Saints Row 2. It was never about being crass, although it was crass. It was about a bullshit gangster empowerment fantasy; the idea that being a criminal means the rules don't apply to you and thus life is awesome. It was more about bravado than crudeness.

Saints Row 4, from all appearances, is summed up by the phrase, "Because I'm the motherfucking president, bitch!"

That's far truer to the Saints Row 2 ethos than the third was. We'll need to see if first appearances are correct, but I'm hopeful based on that.

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And bonus points, just for you, fans of The Onion, I wanna let you know that the entire first chapter of Pride And Prejudice is on a radio station. So they will have an embracement of culture. They will get more fucking Jane Austen than any other M-Rated game they could possibly buy.


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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby empath » 13 Jun 2013, 18:58

I'm with Jack - cautious optimism.

Like a lot of people taking part in this discussion, I've only played SR3rd and to me, Volition did exactly what needed to be done when Rockstar North shovelled out the glum-fest that was GTA IV. (I have yet to FINISH that game, and I don't think I ever will.)

SR3 was FUN; it was sufficiently absurd to take the sting out of the blatant sociopathy of the gameplay.

I'll admit, when I heard the first news about Saint's Row IV, I was skeptical as to whether this one has "gone full retard" as Lincoln Osiris would say.

And don't forget that Volition is under new management - we have yet to see what difference a Deep Siver-produced SR game will be from a THQ-produced one.

...but a few days ago, I saw this same trailer on Steam.

Yeah. I'll give it a chance. Probably not until it goes on some drastic sale, maybe a year or two after its release, but still... :)
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Sieg Reyu » 13 Jun 2013, 23:46

I enjoyed SR2 quite a bit. Driving was a bit difficult on the PC, but I still enjoyed my experience with it. SR3 blew me a way in terms of gameplay, absurdity and dialogue. However, I felt the overall story wasn't as good as it was in SR2. It was very linear, which I didn't like. However, it did make for an EPIC final mission.

I feel they need to define themselves and the type of game they want to make and stick to that. I've enjoyed the series so far and I'm sure I will continue to do so, but I just wish they would settle on what they want to do.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Genghis Ares » 14 Jun 2013, 01:19

From my understanding, this was originally going to be DLC/an Expansion for SR3, that took place in a Matrix kind of virtual world. It was cancelled and retooled and beefed up to become a full-fledged sequel.

I'm definitely interested in it. I don't mind how much it has changed, but it is really crazy considering the evolution it has undergone over time.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Mister Fiend » 14 Jun 2013, 15:35

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Think my opinion of this game might be changing.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Lurkon » 14 Jun 2013, 21:19

I love the name of the bills. It's the little things, you know?
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Sieg Reyu » 15 Jun 2013, 21:15

They are masters of absurdity.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Vigafre » 19 Jun 2013, 07:34

I played SR2 four years ago. I was extremely surprised when I played it. I mean, that Carlos scene. Oh, and Johnny's revenge. Man.

When SR3 started showing itself off, I was surprised by the direction, but not put off. It looked AWESOME! They even fixed, like, all of my gameplay complaints. Especially that driving. Man, SR2 sucked at that.

Anyway, while I was kinda disappointed that SR3 didn't have, like, any serious tones at all, I wasn't put off. The tone shift was fine for me. SR4 may seem like a bit much, but the trailer with Keith David in it sold me. Not BECAUSE of Keith David, but that whole trailer just reassured me that it's not just "go around, punch things with your dubstep gun". There is still SOME kind of story, and that's all I really needed.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Sieg Reyu » 19 Jun 2013, 12:05

You better be able to ask people what they know about the reapers. S'all I'm saying.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Lysander » 19 Jun 2013, 14:44

That's a well-crafted trailer. It makes me want to reach inside the screen and cuddle the video -- just give it a long warm hug. And this is just a Side-quest?

Is the static thing at the beginning a joke off of the Man of Steel trailer?
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Arius » 23 Jun 2013, 13:22

At this point, they should really just call it a new IP.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby JackSlack » 23 Jun 2013, 18:12

Favorite comment from that Youtube vide: "GTA IS WAY MORE REALISTIC".

I mean, I'm pretty sure it's knowingly dumb, but that's hilarious anyway.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Sieg Reyu » 23 Jun 2013, 23:35

I think its important for games to be different. I would think more people would understand that as well, but I'm never surprised by people's idiocy.
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Re: Saints Row 4

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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Lurkon » 25 Jun 2013, 14:34

It's really got to be hard to be a gamer in Australia, Jack Slack. You guy's have my sympathy.
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby Darkobra » 25 Jun 2013, 15:11

I will never ever understand it. Here's hoping they'll eventually see some reason!
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Re: Saints Row 4

Postby empath » 25 Jun 2013, 17:36

The cynic in me believes they're getting great kickbacks from the black market sale of 'refused games'. :(
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